2020 AFL – North Melbourne vs Adelaide Crows Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is North Melbourne vs Adelaide Crows taking place? Saturday 1st August, 2020 – 05:35 (UK)

Where is North Melbourne vs Adelaide Crows taking place? Metricon Stadium, Carrara

What television channel is North Melbourne vs Adelaide Crows on? In the UK, five matches each week will be televised on BT Sport and you can see their schedule here. For the TV channel in Australia, visit this link

Where can I stream North Melbourne vs Adelaide Crows? If the match is televised in the UK, then BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream it live via BT Sport Player. Additionally, those with a Watch AFL subscription can stream any 2020 AFL match live (outside of Australia). Those in Australia can stream any match live via AFL Live Pass

Where can I get tickets for North Melbourne vs Adelaide Crows? Click here for ticket information on 2020 AFL matches

THE TEAM NEWS

NORTH MELBOURNE

  • North Melbourne’s poor run of form continued as they were defeated for the sixth game in succession with their comeback efforts against Carlton falling short in last week’s clash.
  • A very slow start saw them trail 8-31 at the end of the first quarter and despite getting relatively close to overcoming that deficit, they were unable to get themselves in front at any point as they succumbed to a 57-64 loss.
  • A much better start is required here and they will hope the inclusion of Aiden Bonar and Majak Daw at the expense of dropped pair Ben Brown and Jared Polec can give them a lift.

ADELAIDE CROWS

  • Adelaide Crows remain without a win in the AFL so far this season but they put in one of their better displays of this term as they were narrowly defeated by Essendon in their latest outing.
  • The Crows went toe-to-toe with the Bombers and pushed them all the way but they could not overturn the six-point deficit they faced headed into the final quarter and ended up losing by just three.
  • The Crows have been forced into several changes for this clash with Brad Crouch and Tom Doedee injured while David Mackay and Fischer McAsey are managed so Bryce Gibbs, Jake Kelly, Riley Knight and Rory Atkins come into the side.

THE PREDICTION

Both North Melbourne and Adelaide Crows have endured a terrible start to the 2020 campaign with just two wins between them so far and the Kangaroos have been responsible for both of those. The Crows are 0-8 with their issues laid bare throughout the season but they did show signs of improvement in their game last week. Neither side make great appeal due to their inability to score points and with that in mind, this should be a low-scoring contest that yields no more than 120 points.

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